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The Citroen C3 Aircross Lunar concept car will be on display at the Citroen stand at this year’s Sao Paulo auto show.

The Aircross is an off-road-style derivative of the C3 Picasso MPV. Manufactured by Citroen’s Brazilian arm, it’s sold in select South American markets.

Compared with regular C3 Picassos, the Aircross features jacked up suspension, plastic wheel arch and sill extensions, bash plate-style mouldings, and a spare tyre mounted across the tailgate on a swing-out arm.

While these modifications may create the impression of a go-anywhere vehicle, the Aircross is offered only in front-wheel drive. Motivation comes from a 1.6-litre motor that generates 90kW of power and 161Nm of torque when fuelled by ethanol.

Citroen C3 Aircross Lunar concept - rear

Citroen has yet to fully detail the Aircross Lunar concept, but we can see that the production Aircross’ plastic additions have now been painted a shade of moon grey.

Two large carrier pods are strapped down to the car’s roof racks, and knobbly off-road tyres have been fitted to the show car. At the rear, the swing-out arm no longer features a spare tyre on the end, but rather something that resembles a lunar briefcase.

Citroen C3 Aircross Lunar concept - Sao Paulo auto show

We’re guessing, though, that whatever other changes Citroen has made, the Aircross Lunar hasn’t been engineered to operate successfully in the airless, low-gravity environment of the moon.

And we’re fairly certain that the radiation hazard symbol on the tailgate is there purely for show.